DraftKings launch heralds beginning of igaming in WV

16 July 2020

Online casino launched in West Virginia yesterday (15 July) with DraftKings’ casino app going live, more than a year after legislation was passed by the state.

West Virginia becomes the third state in which Draftkings has launched its standalone casino product, following roll-outs in New Jersey in June and Pennsylvania earlier this week.

The Draftkings Casino app offers table games such as blackjack, roulette, three card poker and keno as well as slots, with games from suppliers including International Game Technology (IGT), Slingo and Scientific Games. Players can also access the Draftkings Casino product within the operator’s sportsbook app.

Online casino was legalized in West Virginia in March 2019, when HB2934, the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act passed into law despite not receiving the signature of Governor Jim Justice. However, emergency rules allowing operators to launch were not approved earlier this year.

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